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EDITOR'S NOTE: Hope for the best

Some doubts linger about Woolworths' Australian deal — it's not a sports victory, after all, writes Tim Cohen

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

DERBY'S COUNTY: Inflation the greatest threat

When Gill Marcus and her team look at a rates hike, concerns over the rate of price increases must surely outweigh growth considerations, suggests Ron Derby

Tim Noakes. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES


Lower food inflation will have societal benefits, including, one hopes, eventual lower wage increase demands, writes Nazmeera Moola

Dale Steyn. Picture: GETTY IMAGES GALLO

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Tawana Resources and Bioscience Brands

Exciting is perhaps not the adjective that a conservative investor maybe looking for, writes Jamie Carr

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA

MARKET WATCH: Brittle balance

Belated results show a startling difference in opinion between the auditors and directors of Platfields, writes Marc Hasenfuss


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: In the teeth of evidence

Extraordinarily, no Uruguayan official asked himself how it was that Suárez was being accused of biting someone for the third time, writes Justice Malala


PATTERN RECOGNITION: Data is the answer

Lying about your CV seems commonplace these days, but fast-checking and data journalism will unravel all lies, writes Toby Shapshak

Ballet. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

ON MY MIND: Art adds value

It is time for business to reconsider its business engagement with the arts, based on values that uplift society, writes Michelle Constant

Maria Ramos. Picture: BUSINESS DAY


The market seems to be taking a liking to the shares of Barclays Africa. Phakamisa Ndzamela asks if the rally will be sustained or run out of steam

Old Mutual. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL


Gillian Jones asks if Old Mutual is in the process of taking a first step in what could be its complete exit from the US


Adcorp labour economist Loane Sharp. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

LETTERS: White surprise

Adcorp sticks to its conclusion that the number of returning white South Africans from abroad has increased markedly since the global financial crisis in 2009

Frans Baleni. Picture: SOWETAN

LETTERS: More to NUM than wages

The article about the potential demise of the NUM in the wake of Amcu sigining a wage agreement with employers in the platinum belt warrants a response

ANOTHER WEEK: July 18 - July 23

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

EDITORIAL: Time to red card ruthless sports bodies

Global sports bodies like Fifa and the IOC are the rampant colonialists of the 21st century — exploitative, ruthless, arrogant, insensitive and dictatorial

EDITORIAL: Incompetence, the taxpayer’s curse

The crisis at the SABC is important in its own right, but also because of what it symbolises


VIDEO: Identity theft on the increase in SA

A woman was recently caught on camera and arrested after trying to open accounts using the identity of a Times Media Group journalist

VIDEO: Financial Mail writer talks about the demise of NUM

Sikonathi Mantshantsha talks about the Financial Mail cover story, the demise of the National Union of Mineworkers, and the impact this will have on the mining sector.

VIDEO: Cartoon shows thin line between press freedom and insult

‘Congress of Clowns’ is a cartoon that infuriated members of the ANC and its supporters

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